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In Freedom's Cause Vocabulary

Get the lists of vocabulary words included with the In Freedom's Cause Unit Study.


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The full unit study has a vocabulary insert with all the vocabulary words for all 27 chapters. Words are listed by chapter in the order they appear in the text.


Chapter One Vocabulary Words

  • Fortalice - small fortress
  • Hearthstone - stone base of a fireplace
  • Let - rent paid to the owner to live at a property
  • Enmity - ill will, feelings towards an enemy
  • Vassal - a Medieval tenant who owes loyalty to the lord
  • Patrimony - estate inherited from one’s father
  • Retainer - household servant
  • Aggrandize - (verb) to make larger
  • Aggrandizement - (noun) act of making oneself wealthier
  • Superiority - quality of being the best or in authority
  • Resigned - given up
  • Avenge - get revenge
  • Repress - restrain, hold down
  • Pike - long spear
  • Suzerainty - lordship, right to rule
  • Stipulated - agreed to, condition of
  • Barter - trade
  • Rivet - attach together
  • Assiduous - (adj) diligence, faithfulness
  • Assiduity - (noun) state of being assiduous

Chapter Two Vocabulary Words

  • Mimic - pretend, copy
  • Glen - “u” or “v” shaped valley
  • Henchman - employee or follower who is willing to break the law or do unethical acts for their boss
  • Picts - primitive tribes from nothern Scotland about the 4th century A.D.
  • Repugnant - unacceptable, disgusting
  • Earnest - real, seriousness
  • Chapman - merchant
  • Peddlar - traveling salesman
  • Monarch - king
  • Monarchy - the rule of a king
  • Nominal - in name only, small amount
  • Imperious - domineering
  • Notwithstanding - in spite of, even though
  • Concessions - agreement made to benefit the other party
  • Contumacious - rebellious
  • Usurp - (verb) to seize another’s power or property, usually by foce
  • Usurpation - (noun) the act of usurping
  • Embargo - forbidding ships to sail to or from a port
  • Chattel - movable property (includes furniture, livestock, and sometimes slaves)
  • Perpetual - continuous, never ending
  • Groat - Medieval coin worth four cents
  • Fracas - brawl, fight
  • Adhere - (verb) to stick
  • Adherents (noun) those who follow (or stick with) a leader
  • Nigh - nearly, almost
  • Clydesdale Forest - wooded area near Lanark
  • Formidable - perceived as so strong others are afraid to attack
  • Truce - agreement for peace
  • Gallant - noble
  • Prowess - ability, usually based on bravery
  • Fain - be willing, desire
  • Obscure - remote, unseen
  • Invincible - unbeatable
  • Churl - backward peasant
(Chapter Three vocabulary words are below)

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Chapter 3 Vocabulary Words

  • Rudiment - small, beginning part
  • Relinquish - let go of
  • Heir - person who will inherit one’s estate after death
  • Worsted - defeated
  • Stalwart - strong
  • Equitation - horseback riding
  • Acquire - get, obtain
  • Domination - rule, control
  • Isolated - alone, single
  • Prominent - standing out, easy to see
  • Garrison (noun)
    • 1) body of troops
    • 2) fortress where troops stay
  • Garrison (verb) - putting one’s troops in a fort to control local area
  • Subjugate - under control of another
  • Obtain - get, receive
  • Divulge - reveal, tell
  • Fervent - with strong feeling
  • Unceasing - without stopping
  • Intentions - plan
  • Despatch - (archaic spelling) send
  • Dispatch - letter
  • Irresolute - uncertain
  • Assailants - fighters, combatants
  • Intercept - cut off and seize
  • Stout - heavy, forceful
  • Barred - blocked
  • Hitherto - (archaic expression) from now on, after this
  • Ardour - fervor, strong feeling
  • Crag (or craig) - steep, rocky hill
  • Heather - a type of flowering shrub common on the moors of England and Scotland, about 1-3 feet high; sometimes used for bedding
  • Provisions - food and supplies for a group
  • Endeavor - attempt, try

Vocabulary Word Sequencing

You may have noticed certain sequences in the vocabulary lists above. For instance, in the Chapter One list these two words are compared:
  • Aggrandize - (verb) to make larger
  • Aggrandizement - (noun) act of making oneself wealthier
By comparing the verb and noun forms next to each other, students become more familiar with the effect of suffixes on words. They also increase their comprehension of the root words in context.

An example from chapter two:
  • Monarch - king
  • Monarchy - the rule of a king
Here we have two noun forms from the same root. While only one of the words (monarchy) was in the reading, relating it to the more familiar word enhances comprehension.


Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Vocabulary words from the fourth chapter of In Freedom's Clause include:
  • Enterprise - undertaking, usually with risk
  • Sally - to rush out, often the army of a besieged city would “sally forth” to attack the beseiging army
  • Sally port - place to sally from
  • Sentry - guard
  • Ascertain - determine, find out
  • Odious - disagreeable
  • Burghers - citizens of a burg (borough) or town
  • Die - singular of dice (cubes in a game)
  • Cast - thrown
  • Rally - (verb) to gather together
  • Rally - (noun) a gathering
  • Convey - carry
  • Rendezvous - prearranged meeting
  • Encumber - carry a burden
  • Drew rein - stopped their horses by pulling back on the reins
  • Abruptly - quickly
  • Aught - anything
  • Escort - those who accompany another
  • Discreet - showing restraint, not calling attention to one self
  • Arduous - difficult, requiring physical labor
  • Implicit - understood without directly stating
  • Propensity - tendency, usual way of acting
  • Plunder - (noun) goods taken by soldiers after winning a battle, often taken from dead soldiers of the other side

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Chapter 5 Vocabulary Words

  • Impetuous - (adj) rash, bold
  • Impetuosity - (noun) boldness
  • Morass - soggy ground
  • Truce - agreement to stop fighting, at least temporarily
  • Shrewd - clever, cunning
  • Vigilance - state of being alert and watchful
  • Summon - call to come
  • Propound - put an idea out for consideration
  • Allude - refer to something indirectly
  • Detained - prevented or delayed from coming
  • Resolution - decision
  • Concealment - hiding place
  • Din - indistinct noise of a crowd
  • Durance - imprisonment
  • Mutiny - (noun) overthrowing established authority
  • Mutinous - (adj) plan to overthrow
  • Mien - appearance
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